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High-low dresses are a great item to have in your closet. In the front, the short hemline hits just at the knees--or in some cases it hits above the knee--but the back of the dress is an entirely different story. High-low dresses can swing low to the ankle in the back, or they can even come with a dramatic train that grazes the floor. Whether you’re looking for a casual day frock or something for the evening, high-low dresses are super easy to style. Here are some ideas.

Styling high-low dresses for daytime


Shop brands like BCBGeneration and Alice + Olivia for relaxed dresses with an asymmetrical hemline. Slip on strappy metallic sandals and cinch the waist with a thin woven belt and you’re ready to go.

Styling high-low dresses for the evening


Look for something with some drama. Brands like Haute Hippie and Laundry By Shelli Segal make high low dresses in delicate chiffons and soft silks. Slip on a pair of metallic high heels and a sparkling necklace for a cocktail party or night on the town.
  • Profile by Gottex Party Time Mesh High Low Dress Swim Cover Up
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    Profile by Gottex Party Time Mesh High Low Dress Swim Cover Up
    Breeze through the season in a '70s-inpsired cover up that works with everything in your getaway bag. Nylon/elastane. Hand wash. Imported. Scoop neck; sleeveless. Semisheer; high/low hem; multi-color chevron knit.
  • Carmen Marc Valvo Kaleidoscope Snake Crochet High-Low Dress Swim Cover Up
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    Carmen Marc Valvo Kaleidoscope Snake Crochet High-Low Dress Swim Cover Up
    Cool crochet and a chic silhouette combine in a cover up you will reach for season after season. Nylon/spandex. Hand wash. Imported. Scoopneck; tank sleeves; high/low hem. Semisheer crochet fabric.
  • Profile by Gottex Plus Size Lace High-Low Dress Cover Up
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    Profile by Gottex Plus Size Lace High-Low Dress Cover Up
    The perfect companion for your favorite swimsuits, Profile by Gottex's plus size dress makes the ideal cover up for a day at the beach! Polyester/spandex. Hand wash. Imported. Scoop neckline. Pullover style. Wide tank straps. Allover sheer lace fabric. High-low hem. Unlined. Longest point hit below knee.
  • Tommy Bahama Knit Chiffon Covers Scoop Neck High-Low Tea Length Cover-Up Dress Women's Swimwear
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    Tommy Bahama Knit Chiffon Covers Scoop Neck High-Low Tea Length Cover-Up Dress Women's Swimwear
    Simple is sexy with the Tommy Bahama Tea Length Cover-Up. Whether at the beach or at the pool, draping, wrinkle-free fabric will provide long-lasting comfort. Cotton fabric has just the right amount of stretch for the perfect fit. Round neckline. Sleeveless design. Asymmetrical hemline. 95% cotton, 5% spandex; Contrast: 100% polyester. Hand wash cold, dry flat. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 44 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM (US 6-8). Please note that measurements may vary by size. If you're not fully satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return any unworn and unwashed items with tags intact and original packaging included.
  • Women's Sol & Mer Hi Lo Cover Up Dress Black S/M
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    Women's Sol & Mer Hi Lo Cover Up Dress Black S/M
    A breezy hi-lo silhouette adds to the effortlessly chic allure of this sheer, beach-ready cover-up.
  • Tommy Bahama Knit Chiffon Scoop Neck Hi-Low Tea Length Dress Cover-Up Women's Swimwear
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    Tommy Bahama Knit Chiffon Scoop Neck Hi-Low Tea Length Dress Cover-Up Women's Swimwear
    Irresistible style comes easy in the Tommy Bahama swimwear. Lightweight fabric offers wrinkle-resistant performance that travels well. Perfect for layering over any bikini top. Scoop neckline and sleeveless construction. Bra-friendly design. Sheer polyester chiffon piecing at hemline. Asymmetrical high-low hemline. 95% cotton, 5% spandex; Contrast: 100% polyester. Hand wash cold, dry flat. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 56 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM (US 6-8). Please note that measurements may vary by size. If you're not fully satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return any unworn and unwashed items with tags intact and original packaging included.
  • Women's Profile By Gottex Party Time Mesh Hi Lo Cover Up Dress Multi Small
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    Women's Profile By Gottex Party Time Mesh Hi Lo Cover Up Dress Multi Small
    This mesh cover-up dress from Profile by Gottex is the perfect post-pool look. Throw it on over a solid swimsuit to make the pattern pop.
  • Profile by Gottex Crochet High-Low Cover Up
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    Profile by Gottex Crochet High-Low Cover Up
    The trendy high-low hem adds breezy appeal to this chic crocheted beach dress, a flirty cover up that's worthy of your next tropical getaway! From Profile by Gottex. Nylon/spandex. Hand wash. Imported. Scoop neckline. Pullover style. Sleeveless. Allover crochet lace. Unlined; sheer. Asymmetrical hem is longer at back. Hits at thigh at front.
  • Raviya Strapless Printed Maxi Dress Cover Up
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    Raviya Strapless Printed Maxi Dress Cover Up
    Cover-up in style with Raviya's cool strapless maxi dress! Rayon/spandex. Hand wash. Imported. Cinched bandeau neckline. Pull-on style. Strapless. Empire-waist bodice with grip tape and drawstring ties at center front. Printed skirt is semi-sheer with cascading ruffle at front. Unlined. High-low hem. Longest point hits at mid-calf.
  • Profile by Gottex Tutti Frutti Shiny Dress Swim Cover Up
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    Profile by Gottex Tutti Frutti Shiny Dress Swim Cover Up
    This beyond-basic tank dress cover up is your new beach to BBQ go-to. Polyamide/elastane. Hand wash. Imported. Scoop neck; sleeveless pullover. High/low hem.
  • Raviya Strapless Ruffle-Hem Dress Cover Up
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    Raviya Strapless Ruffle-Hem Dress Cover Up
    Raviya's takes beachwear to new heights with this chic strapless cover-up dress featuring a lovely macramé detail at the bust and a fashionable high-low hem! Cotton. Hand wash. Imported. Bandeau neckline. Pull-on style. Strapless. Macrame detail at bust with drawstrings; empire waist. Tulip A-line skirt. Ruffled high-low hem. Unlined. Longest point hits at calf.
  • DKNY Zipper Down Scuba Dress Swim Cover Up
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    DKNY Zipper Down Scuba Dress Swim Cover Up
    DKNY takes a deep dive into the scuba trend and comes up with a wave-making result. Nylon/spandex. Hand wash. Imported. Round neck; long contrast sleeves. Slight high/low hem with functional side zip vents.
  • Mara Hoffman Estrada Draped Dress Swim Cover Up
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    Mara Hoffman Estrada Draped Dress Swim Cover Up
    A breezy, draped silhouette makes this Mara Hoffman cover up stand out from the rest, a perfect piece to rock at your next all-inclusive resort. Polyester. Dry clean. Imported. V neck; shoulder straps meet at center back; cocoon, high-low silhouette. Pullover; semisheer.
  • Clover Canyon Toucan Mesh Swim Cover Up Dress
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    Clover Canyon Toucan Mesh Swim Cover Up Dress
    An unmistakable Clover Canyon pattern will make any getaway (or staycation) memorable. Polyester/nylon/spandex. Dry clean. Made in USA. Round neck; pullover; sheer mesh. Contrast solid trim; high-low hem with side slits.
  • Clover Canyon Botanical Wave Mesh Swim Cover Up Maxi Dress
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    Clover Canyon Botanical Wave Mesh Swim Cover Up Maxi Dress
    An unmistakable Clover Canyon pattern will make any getaway (or staycation) memorable. Polyester/nylon/spandex. Hand wash. Made in USA. Contrast trim; slight high-low hemline with side slits. Round neck; pullover; sheer mesh; back is solid black mesh.
  • Mara Hoffman Supernova Black Tie Shirt Swim Cover Up Dress
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    Mara Hoffman Supernova Black Tie Shirt Swim Cover Up Dress
    Wow them in a pow print from Mara Hoffman. Polyester. Dry clean. Imported. V neck pullover; ties at neck; shoulder straps. High-low shirttail hem; semisheer.
  • Jean Paul Gaultier Floral-Print Long-Sleeve Coverup
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    Jean Paul Gaultier Floral-Print Long-Sleeve Coverup
    Jean Paul GaultierFloral-Print Long-Sleeve Coverup, 245 CaracasDetailsPrinted tulle with rickrack and mesh yoke. Boat neckline. Long sleeves; fitted cuffs. Relaxed silhouette. High-low hem. Polyamide; viscose/cotton/spandex trim. Made in Italy. Model's measurements: Height 5'9. 5"/176cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23. 5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4.
  • Parasol Women's UPF 50 Boho Ikat-Print Zip Swim Shirt - Purple/Pink/Blue (MEDIUM)
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    Parasol Women's UPF 50 Boho Ikat-Print Zip Swim Shirt - Purple/Pink/Blue (MEDIUM)
    ParasolUPF 50 Boho Ikat-Print Zip Swim ShirtDetailsParasol "Boho" ikat print microfiber swim shirt with contrast. Round collar; zip front. Short sleeves. Fit silhouette. Pullover style. High-low hem. Nylon/Lycra hand or machine wash, cold. Made in USA of Italian material. Swim bottom sold separately. Model's measurements: Height 5'9. 5"/176cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 25"/64cm, hips 35. 5"/90cm, bra size 32B, dress size US 4.
  • Camilla Women's Silk Printed Open-Front Cardigan/Cape Coverup - Halcyon Days (ONE SIZE)
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    Camilla Women's Silk Printed Open-Front Cardigan/Cape Coverup - Halcyon Days (ONE SIZE)
    CamillaSilk Printed Open-Front Cardigan/Cape CoverupDetailsCamilla printed, beaded, georgette cape coverup with contrast-print trim. Shawl collar; open front. Angled, vertical arm holes. Cocoon silhouette. High-low hem. Silk. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'9"/175cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 23. 5"/60cm, hips 34"/86cm, dress size US 2/4, bra size 32B.
  • Hurley Prism Dress Cover Up Women's Swimwear
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    Hurley Prism Dress Cover Up Women's Swimwear
    A swim cover-up that's comfortable and chic. Cover-up boasts a unique geometric print on a semi-fitted silhouette. Scoop neckline. Double straps with cross detail at back. High-low hem. Slip-on design. 80% nylon, 20% spadex. Hand wash cold, dry flat. Made in the U.S.A. and Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 37 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM (US 2-4). Please note that measurements may vary by size. If you're not fully satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return any unworn and unwashed items with tags intact and original packaging included.
  • Nautica Na71 Headsail Dress Cover-up NA71724 Women's Swimwear
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    Nautica Na71 Headsail Dress Cover-up NA71724 Women's Swimwear
    Hit the beach in style or relax poolside in desirable Nautica swimwear. Scoop neckline and sleeveless construction. Three-button placket. Thick shoulder straps provide added support. Racerback design. Provides full coverage at tummy and bottom. Curved high-low hemline. 96% rayon, 4% spandex. Hand wash cold, dry flat. Made in the U.S.A. and Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 34 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size. If you're not fully satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return any unworn and unwashed items with tags intact and original packaging included.
  • Lucky Brand Color Splash Adjustable Straps Dress Cover-Up Women's Swimwear
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    Lucky Brand Color Splash Adjustable Straps Dress Cover-Up Women's Swimwear
    You're ready for sunny days or sultry nights in this sensational Lucky Brand cover-up. Breezy cover-up boasts a bold pattern throughout. Adjustable shoulder straps. Low scoop back. Pullover design. Ruffled high-low hemline. Self: 100% polyester; Solid: 92% polyester, 8% spandex. Hand wash cold, line dry. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 48 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM (US 4-6). Please note that measurements may vary by size. If you're not fully satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return any unworn and unwashed items with tags intact and original packaging included.
  • Juicy Couture Prima Donna Blouson Cover Up Dress Women's Swimwear
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    Juicy Couture Prima Donna Blouson Cover Up Dress Women's Swimwear
    You'll feel easy and breezy in this Juicy Couture cover up. Lightweight crocheted dress features a high-low hem and a strapless design. Pull-on style flaunts a relaxed silhouette. Drawstring waist with charm accents. Ruffled detailing at hem. Lined. 92% polyester, 8% spandex; Lining: 76% polyester, 24% spandex. Hand wash cold, drip dry. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 38 in ; Product measurements were taken using size PT/XS (US 0). Please note that measurements may vary by size. If you're not fully satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return any unworn and unwashed items with tags intact and original packaging included.
  • Rip Curl Serenity Dress Women's Swimwear
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    Rip Curl Serenity Dress Women's Swimwear
    Feel peaceful and content during the hot summer days with the Serenity Dress from Rip Curl. Regular fit has a modern cut that hugs the body while still leaving room for movement. Lightweight, fabrication boasts a feminine drape. Strapless construction with strappy back detail. Allover print detail. Elastic waist. High-low hemline with ruffle detail. 100% cotton. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 41 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Vince Camuto Pleating Waves Shirt Tail Dress Cover Up Women's Swimwear
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    Vince Camuto Pleating Waves Shirt Tail Dress Cover Up Women's Swimwear
    Feel fabulous in this Vince Camuto cover-up. Lightweight cover-up in a relaxed silhouette. Fold collar and long sleeves with roll-tab feature. Full button-closure. Tie at back provides shape. High-low shirttail hem. 100% rayon. Machine wash cold, line dry. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 34 in ; Chest Measurement: 48 in ; Sleeve Length: 34 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size. If you're not fully satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return any unworn and unwashed items with tags intact and original packaging included.
  • Splendid Marcel Stripe Maxi Dress Cover-Up Women's Swimwear
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    Splendid Marcel Stripe Maxi Dress Cover-Up Women's Swimwear
    Feel perfect roaming through the warm weather in this chic Splendid dress cover-up. A racerback maxi dress fabricated from a soft rayon knit in a flattering draped silhouette. Flaunts a nautical-inspired stripe design. Plunging scoop neckline with a two-button placket. Chic high-low hem. Bikini not included. 100% rayon. Hand wash cold, dry flat. Made in the U.S.A. and Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 58 in ; Product measurements were taken using size XS (Women's 0-2). Please note that measurements may vary by size. If you're not fully satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return any unworn and unwashed items with tags intact and original packaging included.
  • Splendid Marcel Stripe Maxi Dress Cover-Up Women's Swimwear
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    Splendid Marcel Stripe Maxi Dress Cover-Up Women's Swimwear
    Feel perfect roaming through the warm weather in this chic Splendid dress cover-up. A racerback maxi dress fabricated from a soft rayon knit in a flattering draped silhouette. Flaunts a nautical-inspired stripe design. Plunging scoop neckline with a two-button placket. Chic high-low hem. Bikini not included. 100% rayon. Hand wash cold, dry flat. Made in the U.S.A. and Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 58 in ; Product measurements were taken using size XS (Women's 0-2). Please note that measurements may vary by size. If you're not fully satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return any unworn and unwashed items with tags intact and original packaging included.
  • Lucky Brand Blueprint Dress Cover-Up Women's Swimwear
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    Lucky Brand Blueprint Dress Cover-Up Women's Swimwear
    Breezy cover-up with an airy contrast hem. Scoop neck and deep scoop back. Sleeveless construction. High-low hem. 50% polyester, 38% cotton, 12% rayon; Contrast: 98% polyester, 2% spandex. Hand wash cold, line dry. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 48 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM (US 4-6). Please note that measurements may vary by size. If you're not fully satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return any unworn and unwashed items with tags intact and original packaging included.
  • Tommy Bahama Knit Chiffon Shirred Bandeau Long Maxi Dress Cover-Up Women's Swimwear
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    Tommy Bahama Knit Chiffon Shirred Bandeau Long Maxi Dress Cover-Up Women's Swimwear
    Irresistible style comes easy in the Tommy Bahama swimwear. Lightweight fabric offers wrinkle-resistant performance that travels well. Perfect for layering over any bikini top. Ruched bandeau neckline. Molded foam cups and flexible boning provided shape and support. Classic maxi silhouette. Sheer polyester chiffon piecing at hemline. Asymmetrical high-low hemline. 95% cotton, 5% spandex; Contrast: 100% polyester; Lining: 100% nylon. Hand wash cold, dry flat. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 50 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM (US 6-8). Please note that measurements may vary by size. If you're not fully satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return any unworn and unwashed items with tags intact and original packaging included.
  • Women's Profile by Gottex 'Party Time' Mesh Dress Cover-Up
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    Women's Profile by Gottex 'Party Time' Mesh Dress Cover-Up
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    A lightweight high/low tank dress patterned in vivacious color slips over your suit for easy sunrise-to-sundown coverage. Brand: PROFILE BY GOTTEX. Style Name: Profile by Gottex 'Party Time' Mesh Dress Cover-Up. Style Number: 829716.
  • Rip Curl Serenity Dress Women's Swimwear
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    Rip Curl Serenity Dress Women's Swimwear
    Feel peaceful and content during the hot summer days with the Serenity Dress from Rip Curl. Regular fit has a modern cut that hugs the body while still leaving room for movement. Lightweight, fabrication boasts a feminine drape. Strapless construction with strappy back detail. Allover print detail. Elastic waist. High-low hemline with ruffle detail. 100% cotton. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 41 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • 6 Shore Road by Pooja Carnival Sleeveless Cover-Up Dress
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    6 Shore Road by Pooja Carnival Sleeveless Cover-Up Dress
    Color: Archer floral. 6 Shore Road by Pooja Carnival Sleeveless Cover-Up Dress, Archer Floral Details: 6 Shore Road cover-up dress. Wide V neckline and back. Sleeveless; minimal shoulder coverage. Pullover style. High-low hem. Polyester. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'10"/177cm, bust 34"/86cm, waist 24. 5"/62cm, hips 35"/89cm, bra size 34C, dress size US 4.
  • Michael Kors Women's Fold-Over Arched Coverup Skirt - White (X-SMALL)
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    Michael Kors Women's Fold-Over Arched Coverup Skirt - White (X-SMALL)
    Michael KorsFold-Over Arched Coverup SkirtDetailsMichael Kors draped jersey skirt. Gathered, fold-over waistband sits at hips. Draped, easy silhouette. Off-center high-low hem. Pull-on elastic waist. Nylon/spandex; hand wash. Imported. Model's measurements: Height 5'9. 5"/176cm, bust 32"/81cm, waist 25"/64cm, hips 35. 5"/90cm, bra size 32B, dress size US 4.
  • Hurley Prism Dress Cover Up Women's Swimwear
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    Hurley Prism Dress Cover Up Women's Swimwear
    A swim cover-up that's comfortable and chic. Cover-up boasts a unique geometric print on a semi-fitted silhouette. Scoop neckline. Double straps with cross detail at back. High-low hem. Slip-on design. 80% nylon, 20% spadex. Hand wash cold, dry flat. Made in the U.S.A. and Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 37 in ; Product measurements were taken using size SM (US 2-4). Please note that measurements may vary by size. If you're not fully satisfied with your purchase, you are welcome to return any unworn and unwashed items with tags intact and original packaging included.
  • Women's O'Neill 'Beach Street' Cover-Up Dress
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    Women's O'Neill 'Beach Street' Cover-Up Dress
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    Saturated in bright, girly color and designed with converging straps at the low V-back, a cute high/low tank dress makes leaving the beach a bit easier. Brand: O'Neill. Style Name: O'Neill 'Beach Street' Cover-Up Dress. Style Number: 1023210.
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